Tag Archive: Acropolis Hypervisor

Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs Version 1.4 Released

The story continues, now Storware  with its product vProtect is added to the list of backup & restore solutions with built-in AHV support. Great news for everyone since it give each customer even more freedom of choice. ¨This means the following third-party vendors now support backing up AHV based VMs: Cohesity Commvault Comtrade Software HYCU …

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Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs Version 1.2 Released

  Yet another vendor, this time Cohesity, has added functionality to backup virtual machines running on the Nutanix hyperviros AHV.  This means the following third-party vendors now support backing up AHV based VMs: Cohesity Commvault Comtrade Software HYCU Rubrik This in addition to the AOS built-in options provides a good backup and restore solution for …

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Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs Version 1.1 Released

A bit more than a year ago I create a blog post around the Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs. Initially the data protection options available were the once built into the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, Cloud options such as Azure and AWS and also one third-party vendor Commvault. Over the past year a …

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Nutanix AHV Version 20160925.43 Released

Updated 2017-04-26 AHV version 20160925.44 was released 2017-04-24 and it includes minor changed to the .43 released April 11. Release notes for .44 can be found here. —————————— Yesterday, 2017-04-11, Nutanix released a new version of their hypervisor AHV. This means the latest and greatest AHV version is now 20160925.43. This release contains broader support …

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Set Nutanix AHV Timezone

——————————————————————————————– Updated 2019-09-18 Important – This blog post is obsolete if you’re using an AOS version newer than 5.0 meaning pretty much everyone these days. Do not set AHV time zone anymore. ——————————————————————————————– Orginal blog post:   A question I have received multiple times since Nutanix released their hypervisor AHV, formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor, is …

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Nutanix AHV and Linux VM Guest Customization

Ihave received a few questions lately regarding Linux VM customization when using Nutanix AHV formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor. This blog post will show how easy it is to get going with the well known Linux customization tool cloud-init and the showcase will be the following: Set VM hostname Set VM FQDN Name Update the /etc/hosts file …

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AHV Best Practices Guide version 2.0 released

Updated 20170113 – This version is no longer available. See AHV BPG v 3.0 for the latest version – —————————- Just wanted to let you know that Nutanix has released a new version of the AHV, formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor, best practice guide. This document reflects the features available as of today, 20160907, and …

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My second company podcast

Last year i did my first company podcast when i had a chat with AngeloLuciani and Dwayne Lessner about vRealize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) which can be found here. Last week i had the pleasure to record my second one also hosted by the same awesome crew (AngeloLuciani and Dwayne Lessner) and this time we had a …

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Data Protection For Nutanix AHV Based VMs

Updated 2017-10-05 – Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs Version 1.1 released —————————————————————————————————————————————- I have seen a lot of requests regarding data protection options for Nutanix AHV (formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor) based VM and i’m happy to let you know that a tech note i have put together covering this has been released. The technical note …

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Nutanix AHV, OpenStack & vRealize Automation

There has been a lot of discussions lately around vRealize Automation (vRA) and AHV, formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor, integrations and if it possible to manage AHV based virtual machines (VMs) via vRA. As many of you already know Nutanix has released its own OpenStack solution that manages AHV objects. The OpenStack solution consists of a single …

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Install Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine on Acropolis Hypervisor

This post will guide you through a Windows Server 2012 R2 installation in a Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) virtual machine (VM). There are quite a few blog posts released already that covers VM migrations from different platforms to AHV and some that includes new VM installations as well. The main difference with this blog post is the …

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Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor Best Practice Guide

Updated 20170113 – This version is no longer available. See AHV BPG v 3.0 for the latest version – —————————- Updated 20160907 – This version is no longer available. See AHV BPG v 2.0 for the latest version – —————————- In case you haven’t seen already Nutanix released the first version of Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) best …

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Nutanix & Acropolis nomenclature

Since Acropolis Base Software 4.5 was released 2015-10-06 i have received quite a lot of questions (via twitter, email & during VMworld last week) about the different names Nutanix uses for their components, features and logical constructs. This blog post will try to explain this and i will keep it updated whenever a name is added, …

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Nutanix Acropolis is Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop ready

Nutanix Acropolis hypervisor (AHV) was released a few months ago at the Nutanix .Next conference. AHV is included in every Nutanix software license (Standard, Pro and Ultimate) and can run on any Nutanix node. Yesterday, 2015-08-12, the announcement was made that AHV is now verified as Citrix ready for XenApp and XenDesktop. This is something really good …

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